Hi Mark,

I’ve been wanting to send a quick e-mail to thank you for writing “Rescuing Sprite.” On February 7 (my birthday) we helped our little 14 year old boy, a black cocker spaniel named Felix pass on. It was the most difficult decision I have ever made. I adopted Felix from a friend at 14 months and he was literally the best thing that ever happened to me in that he made me ready to be a grown-up and have my own family. I am indebted to him. I always say that I would have married him but he never asked! My dad, who has very different political views than I, sent me this book the week Felix died. He loved my dog so much. The day he sent your book, he also sent a picture of the gravestone he carved out of Maine slate for Felix (who we called Poops). We received calls and e-mails from many people who loved him. Amazing, the power of these beautiful creatures. It helped me enormously to have your book with me during this time. Reading your story as I was grieving was a great gift. We’re hoping to get another dog this spring and I have scoured the rescue dog sites online. Because we have 2 small children, many shelters are reluctant to adopt out to families like ours but someday, I will adopt a rescued dog again. I would love to be able to give a home to older dogs as my kids grow up. I thank you for your
dog- loving heart ! Dogs and hearts like ours erase all boundaries that divide…

Peace to you and your family…

Kindest regards,

Cheryl from Maine